Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Opus 2022-271: Headlines: Gates the Republican

I found it interesting that there was an article in the Gateway Pundit linking Bill Gates to Republican members of congress.  Evidently he has been making contributions to their campaigns.

Prominent pictures of Donald Trump would make the Low Information Voter (LIV) think he was taking the dole.  In reality the only connection seems to be that he endorsed one of the candidates.  This is the kind of hack presentation that makes me start to wonder about The Gateway Pundit.  Are they closet Never Trumpers?

Of the names that were listed, the ones that I was familiar with were pretty much on my list of RINOs and semi-Rinos already.  I am supposed to be surprised that Gates is helping fund Graham, Collins and Romney?  Why does it not surprise me that Marco Rubio is on the list?  Why am I disappointed that John Cornyn, one of my senators, is on the list.  I am disappointed but not surprised because of the votes he has cast lately.

When the author gave a list of the congressmen by state it was not near as long as the article implied.  I counted 28 names.  When you consider there are around 500 members of the house and the Senate, this is not overwhelming.

Keep in mind that many people donate to both sides.  One reason is to buy influence.  A question that is not addressed, “Was this money given in primaries in order to defeat a MAGA candidate?”  Another objective might be to create the screaming headlines for articles like this.  They have money to throw away and what they are giving looks like peanuts compared to the slush fund Soros provides.  You and I might need to shepherd our donations because our incomes are limited.  People like Gates are not in that position.

Keep reading and listening but make sure that you never accept the line that is being cast.  Be skeptical, keep your brain engaged and your baloney meter turned up.

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